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Cuba Gooding, Jr. also played Petty Officer Doris Miller in Pearl Harbor

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Remember the old Johnny Cash song, "A boy named Sue"? I think P/O Miller's parents might have been motivated by the same principle. Looks like it worked!


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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BTW world war 1 nerd , I compliment you on your presentation of the images. How did equalize their sizing and "frame" them like that? Very slick! ;)


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I use Microsoft Publisher which is part of the Microsoft Office package.

 

I barely know how to us it, but I managed to figure out how to copy and paste photos onto the page. Once you figure it out you can crop and size two photos in a minute or two.

 

 

James Mason as Irwin Rommel in "The Desert Fox"

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Paul Hartmann as FM Gerd von Rundstedt in "The Longest day".

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Harve Presnell as General George Marshall in "Saving Private Ryan"

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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John Wayne playing....John Wayne...in "Sands of Iwo Jima" and "The Flying Leathernecks" ;)

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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It's Erwin Rommel.

EEEEErwin.

 

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Richard Todd as Major John Howard at "Pegasus Bridge" in The Longest Day. ( Todd was actually "there" on D-Day with the British Airborne boys)

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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....and as W/C Guy Gibson VC in "The Dambusters".

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Kenneth Moore as Douglas Bader in "Reach for the sky".

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Alec Baldwin as Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle in that turkey, aka "Pearl Harbor"! :o

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Martin Balsam as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel in "Tora! Tora! Tora!"

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Maximillian Schell as SS General Wilhelm Bittrich in "A bridge too far"

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13"

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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How about Burgess Meredith as Ernie Pyle in "The Story of G.I. Joe?" Maybe one of you computer savvy guys can post a comparison photo!


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Your wish....etc! ;)

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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How about Burgess Meredith as Ernie Pyle in "The Story of G.I. Joe?" Maybe one of you computer savvy guys can post a comparison photo!

 

Here's a photo of the two of them actually appearing side by side when Ernie visited the set of "The Story Of G.I. Joe".

 

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Complete with false chin. Another Hollywood turkey!! :o


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Great thread.....

 

Tony Curtis as Ira Hayes in The Outsider

 

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Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Complete with false chin. Another Hollywood turkey!! :o

Agreed there Ian, Peck is the one.

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Jack Bradley Flags of our Fathers:

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Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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